Because of the Covid-19 emergency, the Town Council is taking a number of actions to mitigate the effect on the town. Some of these decisions may not suit you personally but do be assured that we have taken none of these decisions lightly and believe that they are in the best interests of the town as a whole:


Alongside maintaining business continuity at this time, the Town Council is working with the Derbyshire Dales District Council to assist their community response, be it providing venues, information or facilities. The Council is also working to assist the Wirksworth Community Response Group. The Council continues to communicate with other local town and parish councils to ensure a joined-up response  where possible.


With effect from Wednesday 25th March

New centralised source of  information is to be found at

From Tuesday 24th March

(in response to the new government guidelines)
  • The Town Hall including toilets will be closed to the public.
  • The Tuesday Market will no longer operate.

We will aim to provide updates via the Town Council Facebook page and via the Town Council website. The team in our office is small and may not be always be possible to maintain these services without interruption, so please bear with us. We shall of course keep our arrangements under review. As the situation alters and as guidance is updated by central government, we expect to have to make changes.

 From Monday 23rd March

  • The downstairs toilets in the Town Hall will be accessible between 9am and 5pm.
  • The Town Council office will be closed to visitors, but you can contact us on 01629 823408 or via email at

We intend to continue to operate the Tuesday Market as long as we can and as long as stall holders are willing to attend: many residents rely on this market for groceries and dry goods. It is an open space, so please take sensible precautions whilst shopping including leaving distancing room between yourself and others.

From Friday 20th March

  • the Council will be cancelling all occasional lettings and regular bookings held in the Town and Memorial Halls.
  • Barmote Croft Public Toilets will be closed.

Stoney Wood

Stoney Wood is Wirksworth's Millennium woodland planted in the area recovered from Stonecroft Quarry. The land on which the wood is planted was donated by Tarmac Ltd to Wirksworth Town Council. The original planting was started by Tarmac but later sections were planted by local adults and children in a project ...

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Hiring the Hall

Main Hall

We have  two buildings with rooms to hire on an hourly basis, and the newly renovated Fanny Shaw's Community Building (FSCB) which is operated on a key loan system. 

Town Hall:- The Main Hall is large, suitable for a variety of uses - dance, exercise, large meeting space, wedding reception, family parties, musical events, etc, whilst other rooms - the Club Room, Ante Room, Council Chamber, are suited to smaller classes/groups. All rooms are available for hire during the day & evening during week days & weekends.  

Memorial Hall:- the Hall & Kitchen are available to hire for meetings, parties, fayres, events and classes/groups, during the day & evening during week days and weekends.

Fanny Shaw's:- Community building key available free of charge for use by groups such as: parents, schools, nurseries, scouts & not-for-profit groups holding events on the park.      

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Council Meetings

Environment & Town Affairs
(Usually held on the first Monday of the month)
Finance, Buildings & Personnel
(Usually held on the second Monday of the month)
Town Council Meeting
(Usually held on the third Monday of the month)

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